St Agnes of Assisi Catholic School Council

Re: St. Agnes of Assisi Catholic School Council for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Please consider joining the St. Agnes of Assisi Catholic School Council for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

The purpose of the Catholic School Council is to help improve student achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. Catholic School Councils are advisory organizations, the primary means of achieving their purpose is by making recommendations to the Principal of the school and to the School Board.

“Study after study has shown us that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children’s education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved. It is recognized that parent engagement is a key factor in the enhancement of student achievement and well-being. Students are more likely to be motivated, to earn higher grades, to have better behavior and social skills, and to continue their education to a higher level when their parents are actively engaged in supporting their success at school.” http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/involvement/

As a school council member, you can help your council discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students in your school. Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government and the community. Your involvement in the council gives you the opportunity to strengthen that partnership, and to be part of a dedicated team working to support a high quality of education and an accountable education system for the children of Ontario. Your participation can make a difference. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/council/

Our Council consists of up to twenty-one parent representatives and we hope that you will participate. Meetings are held approximately six times per year, on a Thursday evening at 7pm with additional committee involvement that is strictly voluntary. It is important for all members to participate the full year. The meetings are open to all St. Agnes of Assisi Catholic Elementary School Parents/Guardians.

St Agnes of Assisi Catholic School Council Brochure along with Candidate and Self Nomination forms were emailed to all families. If you are interested in participating, please ensure to return the completed forms to the office by October 10th at 4pm. Additional copies can be found under the letters link of our webpage.

Catholic School Council Elections will take place October 12th at 7pm. All candidates are asked to attend.

Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincere thanks for your time and consideration.